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Glenn L Silverii

Glenn L. Silverii specializes exclusively in the field of workers’ compensation defense. Mr. Silverii has extensive experience in handling all aspects of workers’ compensation defense, including trial, and appellate work; as well as defending claims for benefits pursuant to Labor Code section 132a, and serious and willful misconduct claims. Also, Mr. Silverii has participated in numerous seminars on topics related to workers’ compensation, as well as having drafted and prepared various publications on issues pertaining to workers’ compensation.

Mr. Silverii received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University, School of Law in 1979, and bachelor’s degree from California State University at Northridge. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1979, and began practicing civil litigation in the areas of liability defense and business law. Mr. Silverii is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Central Districts of California. Mr. Silverii also participated in a special pro bono program with the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, and prosecuted criminal jury trials. Also, when Mr. Silverii was doing business litigation, he was an attorney for the plaintiff in the landmark case of Baar v. Tigerman (1983) 140 Cal.App.3d 979, in which the immunity protection for arbitrators was pierced. As a result, Mr. Silverii has authored various articles on arbitration, including one entitled “Commercial Arbitration-Safeguards Needed?” (4 CEB California Business Law Rptr.)

Mr. Silverii’s professional affiliations include membership in the State Bar of California, Orange County Workers’ Compensation Forum, Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Southern California Self-Insured Association, a member of the section on workers’ compensation with the State Bar of California, as well as a member of the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association.
 


Scott K. Kubis

Mr. Kubis received his Juris Doctor in 1990, magna cum laude, from University of San Diego School of Law and, while attending San Diego School of Law, was a member of the San Diego Law Review, and Phi Alpha Delta. Mr. Kubis received his Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University in 1985, and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

Mr. Kubis’ experience includes insurance defense litigation and workers’ compensation defense. In addition to his workers’ compensation background, he has also handled a wide variety of litigation, including general negligence, premises liability, construction defects and product liability.

Mr. Kubis is admitted to practice in both the State and Federal Courts in California. He has arbitrated and mediated at trial many cases to successful conclusion. He is an active member of the California State Bar Association.
 


Renard Khooda

Renard Khooda specializes exclusively in the field of workers’ compensation defense. Mr. Khooda has extensive experience in handling all aspects of workers’ compensation defense, including discovery, trial; as well as defending claims for benefits pursuant to Labor Code section 132a, and serious and willful misconduct claims. He has spent his entire legal career as an attorney handling a wide variety of workers’ compensation from their inception until their conclusion, whether by settlement or by trial. Additionally, Mr. Khooda has attended various seminars on topics related to workers’ compensation.

Mr. Khooda received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University, School of Law in 1999, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 2000.

 


Peter J. Gorelick

Peter J. Gorelick specializes in the field of workers’ compensation defense. He has more than 30 years of experience defending employers and carriers in workers’ compensation courts throughout Southern California. This experience ranges from initial discovery through trial and appeal. Mr. Gorelick was employed as an attorney by CIGNA Corporation for more than 18 years. He was the managing attorney for CIGNA’s Orange County and Riverside offices, supervising a staff of 14 attorneys.

Mr. Gorelick received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Fernando Valley, College of Law in 1978. During law school, Mr. Gorelick worked as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1979. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Gorelick is a past vice-president of programs and membership for the Southern California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. He formerly served that organization as a member of its Board of Directors. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the statewide Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association. Mr. Gorelick has been certified by the State Bar of California as a provider for Continuing Legal Education training. He has arranged numerous legal and medical training seminars for attorneys, employers, claims processionals and doctors. He has professional affiliations with many legal and claims organization through the Southern California area.
 


Lisa Cheung

Lisa Cheung received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1999. While attending Southwestern, Ms. Cheung was an editor of the Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Contracts. Ms. Cheung received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California at Riverside in 1993.

Ms. Cheung has extensive experience working with carriers, third party administrators and employers in workers’ compensation defense. Her 7 years of workers’ compensation experience includes all aspects of discovery matters, trial and appeals of workers’ compensation matters. She also has experience in defending against 132a claims and Serious & Willful claims.

 


Don L. Miller

Don L. Miller specializes in the field of workers' compensation defense and has done so for more than 20 years. Mr. Miller handles all aspects of workers' compensation defense, including trials and defending employers against claims benefits pursuant to both Labor Code Section 132(a) and Serious & Willful Misconduct. He has completed more than 200 trials and has prepared Petition for Reconsiderations, Answers to Petition for Reconsideration, Petitions for Writs Of Review, and Petitions for Certiorari to the California Supreme Court. Additionally, Mr. Miller regularly attends various seminars on topics related to workers' compensation.

Mr. Miller is certified as a Workers' Compensation Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialists.

Mr. Miller received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Fernando Valley College Of Law in 1975. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1966 and a Masters Degree in History from the University Of California at Los Angeles in 1969. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976 and began practicing in the area of workers' compensation defense shortly thereafter. Mr. Miller became a staff attorney for Hartford Insurance Company and then established the Insurance Company of North America's in-house staff attorney program in December of 1980. Since 1983, Mr. Miller has practiced workers' compensation defense in the private sector.

Mr. Miller is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of Southern California. His professional affiliations include admission to the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. 
 


Lonnie Marion

Lonnie Marion has over 20 years of practice in Workers’ Compensation Law, Personal Injury, Commercial Lines including transportation and cargo. Admitted to the California Bar in 1990 and also admitted to Federal District Court.

Lonnie has concentrated his practice in Workers’ Compensation Law since 2000, including Subrogation, Serious and Willful, Discrimination and has represented Uninsured Employers. He has an extensive insurance background, which includes catastrophic loss investigation and claims management. In addition, Mr. Marion has a comprehensive understanding of workers’ compensation, civil litigation, subrogation, and personal injury.

Mr. Marion received his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona and his Juris Doctor from Western State University, Fullerton. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts.

Mr. Marion has four children and has been a Boy Scout leader and Board Member of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Ontario, California.



Jason M. Yeh

Mr. Yeh received his Juris Doctor in 2003 from Loyola Law School where he was also a research assistant. Mr. Yeh received his undergraduate degree in 2000 from the University of Southern California, in Business Administration, with honors from the Alpha Gamma Honor Society. During this time, Mr. Yeh co-founded a ground breaking internet business that he sold for a substantial profit.
Mr. Yeh has extensive experience representing self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators on all issues involving workers compensation defense throughout Southern California. He has litigated matters at trial, involving workplace injury, discrimination/132a claims, serious and willful violations, as well as 3rd party credit issues. In addition to workers compensation defense, Mr. Yeh worked for several years as a certified law clerk at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. Mr. Yeh is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California and is a member of the State Bar of California.